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Child Support Agency


Dane County Child Support Agency

Under contract with the Department of Children and Families (DCF), the Dane County Child Support Agency provides assistance to establish paternity, establish support orders and enforce child support and health insurance. Our agency is comprised of dedicated individuals who handle over 28,000 open cases. Dane County Child Support Agency is one of 71 county and 10 tribal child support agencies in Wisconsin. We work in conjunction with the State, local courts and many outside partner agencies to meet the needs of the families that we serve.


TouchPay Kiosk Payments

The TouchPay Kiosk provides a quick and worry-free option for child support payments.

Kiosk is available 8am-4:30pm Mon-Fri in the Dane County City County Building Lobby, 210 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Madison WI.

Cash payment fees are $3 for payments up to $100 and an additional $2 per $100. A 2.95% fee is charged for credit card payments.

Questions? Call the Dane Co Child Support agency at (608) 266-4031.


Child Support Assistance at Job Center

Job Center On-Site Child Support Assistance

Owe Child Support?

Dane County Child Support staff will be at the Job Center the First Monday of the Month 12:00-4:30

(Note: Child Support will not be at the 6/20/2024 Job Fair)


Child Support Legal Resource Clinic

Child Support Legal Resource Clinic

The Child Support Legal Resource Clinic is your connection for tackling child support concerns creating flexible payment plans, resolving custody and placement questions, drivers license recovery assistance, fatherhood support groups and employment services.

Services include:
Urban League of Greater Madison
Dane County Child Support
Family Court Clinic
Lift Wisconsin

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Held every 3rd Friday in 2024, 1pm – 3pm


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Please contact the Court Commissioner Center at (608) 283-4821 AS SOON AS POSSIBLE to provide a phone number where you may be reached. At the designated date and time on your hearing notice, the Court will call you to appear for the hearing. Failure to provide the court with a valid phone number may lead to the Court proceeding without your input.

Please be aware that an agent of the Child Support Agency may call you at some point before the hearing to try and resolve the matter.


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Genetic Testing

GT Hours are Tue, Wed, Thurs from 9:00-2:30. Walk in’s accepted daily.


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Parent Advisory Group

The planning work to launch a Parent Advisory Group (PAG) in Wisconsin to help provide feedback to shape child support policy was started in January 2022. The group will further the Department of Children and Families' (DCF) efforts to carry out its work with a diverse, equitable, and inclusive lens. The group will support the parents and caregivers who work hard to protect and support their children’s futures by elevating their voices. It will also inform child support professionals who assist Wisconsin's families by giving them access to objective feedback.

Learn more about PAG in this flyer

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Interested in joining the group? Have ideas about how to improve the child support process in Wisconsin? Apply now.


How to Check on Payment Status

The State of Wisconsin has created several outstanding resources to check on your child support payments 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. That is why Dane County Child Support no longer provides payment information over the phone. Please use one of the listed payment resources available to you to manage your account balances, court order summary and payments made or received.


Legal Assistance Programs at the Dane County Courthouse, September – December 2023

In cooperation with the Dane County Bar Association and the UW Law School, the Dane County Circuit Court offers these legal assistance programs for the public at the Courthouse.Family Law Assistance Center (FLAC)

Programs include:
Family Court Clinic (FCC)
Small Claims Assistance Program (SCAP)
DAIS (Domestic Abuse Intervention Services)
Restraining Order Clinic (ROSA)

More info   See Current Schedule


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Legal Tune up

Use Legal Tune Up from LIFT Wisconsin to find out what legal problems you can fix without paying for a lawyer.

  • Removing Criminal Records

  • Child Support

  • Suspended Driver's License

  • And more…

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Not everyone is aware of the child support program and the services we provide. That’s why the federal Office of Child Support Enforcement created an informational video to share with parents and partners. It looks at the most common child support services that parents will typically use and provides general advice to ensure the process goes smoothly. Also available in Spanish:


Understanding Child Support

OCSE NEW WEBPAGE ‘UNDERSTANDING CHILD SUPPORT’   The Office of Child Support Enforcement (OCSE) has launched a new webpage, Understanding Child Support, to help parents find basic child support information. This web content replaces the hard copy and PDF Child Support Handbook.